When Monica first came in to see Dr. Norkin for a consultation, she admitted to being extremely self-conscious about her teeth. She felt she had to always hide her smile, making daily life difficult and causing her to feel vulnerable in public.
Monica had already lost many teeth, and her few remaining teeth were severely decayed. Dr. Norkin thoroughly analyzed her teeth and gum situation with our state-of-the-art, pre-planning digital technology. It allows us to determine precisely what needs to be done in advance to ensure long-term success for dental implants.
When Monica returned, Dr. Norkin was able to resolve her diseased, infected teeth and place dental implants all in one visit, with a process called TeethToday® (also known as All-on-4 ™). Using this “immediate loading” surgical procedure, we were able to send Monica home that day with a full set of temporary, functioning teeth and a lovely new smile.
Says Monica of the day after her surgery “I woke up and there was no pain. I was able to smile for the first time—he changed my life!”
“Monica went from a person who was shy and always covering her smile, to someone with a big, beautiful smile and, frankly, an even bigger personality —that’s one of the most important parts for me,” says Dr. Norkin.
More About TeethToday®
TeethToday, one of our most popular tooth replacement options, was trademarked at this practice. Doctors Norkin and Ganeles, in particular, have been offering this procedure since 1996. With the addition of today’s incredible computer technology, we are able to plan out treatment even more strategically, in advance, like we did for Monica. We can remove failing teeth and place 4-6 dental implants per arch on which temporary replacement teeth are affixed, all in one visit. Final replacement teeth are ultimately provided by the patient’s restorative dentist.
We’ve treated thousands of patients with this highly effective, reliable procedure, allowing individuals like Monica to say farewell to failed root canals, messy and poorly functioning dentures, and missing and crooked teeth. Patients can finally eat, speak and smile again with confidence, often for the first time in many years, if not decades!
For more information about TeethToday at South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, please contact our office at 561-912-9993. One of our five dental specialists would love to transform the health and aesthetics of your smile in 2023.